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Word: dubious

Definition: questionable; (of something) causing doubt; (of someone) filled with doubt; N. dubiety


Sentences Containing 'dubious'

Mr. Cruncher was soothed, but shook his head in a dubious and moral way.
Here the most indistinct and dubious tradition says that once a tavern stood; the well the same, which tempered the traveller's beverage and refreshed his steed.
And yet there was but one woman to him, and that woman was the late Irene Adler, of dubious and questionable memory.
So that controversies, wranglings, disputes, and positiveness, in false or dubious propositions, are evils unknown among the _Houyhnhnms_.
It was a very dubious-looking, nay, a very dark and dismal night, bitingly cold and cheerless.
Whether to admit Hercules among us or not, concerning this I long remained dubious: for though according to the Greek mythologies, that antique Crockett and Kit Carson--that brawny doer of rejoicing good deeds, was swallowed down and thrown up by a whale; still, whether that strictly makes a whaleman of him, that might be mooted.
Such an added, gliding strangeness began to invest the thin Fedallah now; such ceaseless shudderings shook him; that the men looked dubious at him; half uncertain, as it seemed, whether indeed he were a mortal substance, or else a tremulous shadow cast upon the deck by some unseen being's body.

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